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The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment

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A minor point but doesn't Article 17 use the word erase, not delete?

My understanding is that just changing the data to something useless ("wibble" would be my weapon of choice) complies with the letter and spirit of the regulation.

I can't think of a situation where erasure would be accomplished better by obfuscation than deletion but my point is the rules don't say you have to delete.

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